Astronaut Neil Armstrong, First Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies at Age 82

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Astronaut Neil Armstrong, Who Landed on the Moon July 1969, Dies at Age 82 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

BREAKING NEWS:  Astronaut Neil Armstrong, who took a ‘giant leap’for mankind’ by putting a footprint on the moon July 1969, dies at age 82. Armstrong’s family released a statement saying he died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. It doesn’t say where he died.

Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969. He radioed back to Earth the historic news of “one giant leap for mankind.”

Armstrong and fellow astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin spent nearly three hours walking on the moon, collecting samples, conducting experiments and taking photographs. In all, 12 Americans walked on the moon from 1969 to 1972. Source

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